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far no word on any suspects or motive. >>> a virginia man who works with middle school and high school wrestlers is charged with possession of child pornography. 51-year-old mark barget was arrested on friday following a three-month investigation. fairfax county firefighters tipped off police back in june when they found pornographic material inside his lorton home while responding to a fire next door. police want anybody with information to come forward. >> if you are a parent of one of those children and you want to open a conversation with your child, speak with your child about those matches and ask if they feel they have any information they would like to share with the police department. >> the northern virginia wrestlers association said in part, these charges have nothing to do with their contract and the rules forbid anyone be alone with a coach without the team. >>> a smash and grab robbery just after 3:00 this morning in the 11,000 block of rockville pike in rockville. someone smashed a door window at a tokyo cafe. they stole some items. no word on what was taken. >>> the fb
specific version of 1994's contract with america. the setting was a lumber company in northern virginia, the key points are these. a halt to any stimulus spending that hasn't gone out yet. and a rollback of overall spending to prestimulus, prebailout levels. repeal of the health care reform law. permanent extension of the bush era tax cuts for everybody. along with new tax breaks for small businesses. a freeze in nonsecurity related federal hiring and a requirement that all new legislation pass a constitution check. those last two points are a nod to the tea party which by the way handed several republican candidates their hats in this year's primaries. some brand new polling is boosting republican hopes in the november senate races with one big exception. our cnn senior political editor joins me from d.c. with the stories behind these numbers. let me get started with the numbers. then i want to hear what you to say about it. in pennsylvania, former republican congressman pat toomey leads joe sestak 49% to 44%. wisconsin republican ron johnson leads three-term incumbent russ feingold, 5
for all income levels not just households making less than $250,000 a year. over in the senate, virginia's jim webb and connecticut's joe lieberman this week brought the total to five democrats calling for at least a temporary extension of the tax cuts across the board. so, steve, how wide is-- widespread is this democratic insurrection on taxes? >> you know, paul, for the first time in my life i almost, i almost feel sorry for nancy pelosi. she's trying to put together this coalition, you know, last week stan greenberg, as you know, the democratic pollster, left the house democratic caucus and told the members, raise the taxes on the rich and cut taxes on middle class, what happened at that meeting according to my source all the members looked at stan greenberg and said he's not polling in my district. the truth is, cutting those taxes for everyone is what popular and i think the reason, paul, is that our message that we've been saying on the journal has really penetrated. if you raise taxes on the rich, that hurts the economy, hurts small businesses and most american workers say, wait
households making less than $250,000 a year. in the senate virginia's jim webb and joe lieberman brought the todayal to five democrats calling for a temporary extension of the tax cuts across the board. so steve... how wide is this democratic on taxes? >> you know, paul for the first time i almost, almost feel sorry for nancy pelosi. she's trying to put together this coalition. you know last week's dan greenburg, democratic pollster went to the house democratic caucus and told members look. the popular thing to do is raise the taxes on the rich cut taxes on middle class. what happened at that meeting according to my sources is look at this, look at this. and dan greenburg says he's not polling in my district. the truth is that cutting taxes for everyone is what is popular. i think the reason, paul is that our message we've been saying on the journal is demonstrate fd you raise taxes on the rich that hurts the economy, hurts small businesses and most american workers say wait a minute, a rich person signs my paycheck. kim, the president says this is how politics works. raise taxes on the
there traveling in virginia. starting off talking about 95. in you are traveling near spotsylvania county near route 1. accident involving a horse trailer and a tractor-trailer and a truck all involved in a crash having traffic north and southbound sweeping by to the right. the outer loop near the wilson brin. the accident pulled over to the shoulder but traffic rubbernecking past the scene into the sun in the direction of the wilson bridge. crash on the inner loop at braddock also cleared to the shoulder. that's in a delay back at springfield heading north of tysons corner. and 95 has a delay from kenilworth avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> 7:19 right now. time for a look at some of the other stories making headlines this morning. police say a man in springfield tied up and shot and killed his neighbor because of a dispute over the speed bump. the man broke into the home of steven carr and killed him. the two argued earlier this summer and were supposed to appear in court on thursday. >>> alfonso pittman, the man behind fonzi the clown has been charged with a sex off
by suing the federal government over the provisions of the new health care law, virginia attorney general ken kuchnellie predicts his case will end up in the supreme court. >> i hope in about a year and a half to come to a building bout two blocks that way and restore the balance of power between the states and the federal government and to kill the health care bill dead. >> reporter: similar rally was held last year with a much bigger turnout. xplained that many tea party supporters came to the glenn beck rally a few weeks ago and couldn't afford to take the same trip twice, : julie. >> julie: in washington, thank you very much, steve. n.a.t.o. forces in afghanistan break up a terror plot aimed at breaking up next week's election and the province killing a taliban commander and four insurgen. rt intelligence reports say the group was planning to fire rockets on afghan polling places. held captive for more than a year in iran now, another deal on the table that could possibly bring an american woman home. but she leaves behind two american friends, iran refes to release. new informatio
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the largest storm on the planet. about the sides of north carolina, south carolina and virginia combined. hard to miss it on radar. you see it on enhanced radar imagery, it's just off the coast of the carolinas. i can tell you the first impact on the united states is heavy surf. in terms of power ali was talking about moments ago, 145-mile-an-hour max sustained winds. gusts at 175. and this powerhouse is expected to roar its way to the north. where exactly is it going to go? according to the path of the hurricane center, the storm is expected to make a northerly jog over the next two days. by 2:00 in the morning on friday, should be just east of the outer banks. this thing say huge storm. so many people in the carolina coast dealing with heavy winds, of course, strong surf, tremendous waves. there will be millions without power before all said and done. as the storm is expected to move through, a category 3 storm. early saturday morning, a category 2 storm, perhaps, just off the coast cape cod with winds of 100 miles per hour. keep in mind these storms are very fickle and may jog out closer to
tomorrow afternoon, heading from iowa to virginia." with a theme throughout the papers this morning, divided government. a response to the president's weekly radio address yesterday, "can the two parties work together in the next congress"? for republicans, 202-737-0001. for democrats, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. yesterday from "the washington post," based on a weekly radio address and internet address yesterday -- host: also this morning, "politics and policy." host: we will get your phone calls in a moment, but first year is the president yesterday in his weekly address. >> many of the republican leaders were amongst the architects of the failed policy. grounded in the same moral philosophy, cut the taxes for millionaires and billionaires, cut the rules for wall street, cut loose the middle class to fend for itself. that is the echo of a disastrous decade that we cannot afford to relive. host: paul pearson has this, "cough up in the middle. what is a president who do"? "had the president realized earlier that he never could have won over corporate america, he nev
dubai to dulles airport in virginia, outside washington, d.c. she's the only hiker released. iran let her go on humanitarian grounds once $500,000 bail was paid. she will address the u.s. media for the first time today at 3:00 in new york at the parker meridian hotel a few blocks away from our world headquarters in midtown manhattan. sarah and her mother will read from prepared remarks. when they're finished, the mother of the two hikers who remain jailed at the prison in tehran will hold a press conference. secretary of state hillary clinton spoke about the whole situation this morning. >> great relief. i was so pleased that this young woman was able to come home. i want the other two young american americans josh and shane to come home as well. as a mother, i met with their mothers and i can't even imagine how painful the experience that they themselves have had inside prison, but then, of course, the pain that their families feel. >> reporter: shourd made a brief statement yesterday and did not make a mention of her 410-day stay inside the iranian prison or the health problems whic
, there will be defined benefits. you could look at north carolina and norfolk south, virginia and csx. there are many other states where we don't have progress. irnl one or both of you want to terry briefly and then get back to my main interest which is captive shipper rates >> they really get lost in all of this. one of the things troubling is the massive use of stock repurchases. i think one would have to look at a balance you say, well, people have a right to reward their share holders. they are encouraged in people to invest. along with that is the whole question of capital shipments. that's really why we are here. i would like to hear from you, a sense of your path to fairness of the captive. shippers come to see me all the time. they come from all over the koirpt country. i'm not a lawyer but i feel like one when i think of all the cases brought before the itc or stb and feeling short changed. they are always up against you can win or loose because you have a system. you sort of discuss the release in some of these papers i am reading but it is a case of timing. the classic technique is to stal
. but watch west virginia and connecticut. they'll still be in play. >> they're all dominos. if castle were there, republicans wouldn't have to spend a dime there and they could move it to connecticut. >> and west virginia. >> and to west virginia and to wisconsin. now they're pinned down there, pinned down in nevada in races they should have already put in their winning column. >> still ahead, elizabeth warren will be here. later, former president bill clinton. but first, willie, what do you have next? >>> tina mentioned jon stewart. we'll see jon stewart visiting bill o'reilly last night. they're playing a home and home series. also last night, joaquin phoenix returns to the scene of the crime. 18 months ago he came on bearded and mumbling. cleaned himself up for letterman last night. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i d
was much more polite this afternoon while explaining benefits to virginia voters. >> the single biggest driver of our deficit is the escalating cost of health care. it was bankrupting families, companies and our government. so we said we had to take this on. >> so we know just a little bit about open mics and you, the big question is whether they were talking about health care in that debate -- >> health care costs are an issue up in massachusetts. remember, they had the romney plan beforehand. interesting to see the president doing that. as you know this is one of the greatest white house frustrations. they thought they would get some political plus out of the health care plan. instead, americans are deeply divided. but the white house is hoping -- let's go over here and show some of the provisions of the new law take effect actually tomorrow and the white house is hoping that as people start to see these things, maybe they'll have a better feeling about the law. one of the things that takes effect, children can now stay on their parent's coverage up until age 26. you cannot be denied
today the president was in northern virginia talking about health care reform which, as you mentioned, the republicans are threatening to repeal. why was he revisiting this topic today when he's been so criticized for initially not focusing on the economy? >> well, katie, he's trying to help democrats who are being just hammered out on the campaign trail on health care reform. so today he highlighted a number of popular provisions of the bill that take effect tomorrow. for example, starting tomorrow insurance companies will be barred from denying coverage to children because of preexisting conditions. insurance companies will also no longer be allowed to put a lifetime limit on the amount of coverage and children will be allowed to stay on their parents' insurance plans until their 26th birthday. katie, when he signed the bill six months ago, approval of health care reform was 37%. after talking about it a lot, it's still at 37%. hasn't gone up a bit. >> couric: all right. chip reid. chip, thank you, nice to have you in new york. and it didn't take long. the insurance industry has alr
on friday. who is speaking today? >> you mentioned the headliners. geng rich and virginia governor speaking in the ball room today. it will be filled with 2,000 conservatives and they will be cheering and yelling and hearing what these guys have to say. the straw poll coming out this afternoon. that will be the big afternoon this afternoon, guys. >> thank you for the preview. >> and the rest of the headlines. we have a fox news alert for you. polls are open in afghanistan in the country's first election since rumors of fraud in last year's poll. violence from the taliban is attempting to keep the voters away. connor has the latest. >>reporter: polls are due to close it is tough to get a concrete conclusion of what the election day looked like. across the country, there was several taliban attack accident, but no where near the level of violence they feared. there were attacks in the south . the government - governor of cand han hit by an ied but he was okay. there were lines but turn out in cabble was down from last year's election . it is tough to know what turned out here in afghanistan.
and virginia, south of fredericksburg. interstate 95 at route 1, spotsylvania has two overturned vehicles and a horse trailer that overturned in the medium. both directions of interstate 95 south of fredericksburg are affected. we had a crash in the inner loop near braddock roper that will hang you up out of springfield, virginia. there is an accident in college park with a motorcycle down on the inner loop on route one on your way into greenbelt. blue and orange lines delayed from metro because of a sixth customer who has been taken care of. >>> another beautiful day in washington. here is a look at the sun rise in frederick. there is a few-clouds and 55 degrees in frederick. our forecast for today calls for a lot of sunshine and a cold front will move through and it will become breezy at 10-20 miles per hour. 82 will be a high temperature today and sunny and near 80 tomorrow and chance of showers thursday into friday and 70's for saturday. >>> today is primary day in maryland and d.c. and the polls are now open. the contentious matters raised in d.c. between mayor adrian fenty and vince
was killed when a tree fell on her car. >>> and in ohio and west virginia, powerful line of thunderstorms tore through some buildings and may have spaed some twisters there as well. no serious injuries however are reported in either of those two states. >>> after the worst oil leak in u.s. history, that well could be capped for good. the final step will now be to pour mud and cement in it to make the final seal. >>> a fight broke out between police and suspected drug traffickers right inhe middle of a crowded mall. >>> take a look another this, rome's famous coliseum on fire. don't worry, it's not real, as you can probably tell,t's virtual, twortists did it to raise awareness about the fragility of rome's monuments. >> by the way, sunday is talk like a pirate day. sunday has to berink like a pirate day. let's get a check of the weather from stephanie abrams. >>> a beautiful friday morning and a good weather for the bluemont fair that's going to be taking place this weekend. the sky thisorning is partly cloudy often the region now. we have the sunshine pouring down. we're near 60 to 70 deg
that this id s noa bad college town to rire in. harrisonburg, virginia, home of james madison university which beat virginia tech this weekend not that we're taking notice of that or i am. thanks for joining us, amanda. i wanted to ask you, in trms ofs these college towns, you picked the best college towns to retire in. how did you arrive at othis? there are lots of llege towns. >> sure. these coege towns have the traditional traits that retirees yook for, low taxes, affordable housing, good health care. on top of that each local college or university has a specific program that allows retirees to go back to school, to take courses in everything from the arts, language, literature, history. so seniors love these. they are using the courses to fill in the gaps from their education, from their undergraduate years. >> more than being on the golf course. >> exactly. you can't golf every y. >> as candy put it lots of keggers. let's get to the top five. starting at number five, let's put that on screen, bellingham, washington, 80,000, home of western washington university. why there? >> well, this
for a tuesday showdown when there will be republican opposition. west virginia, next. west virginia, next. caller: i think stephen colbert is an american and he has a right to say what he wants to say. that is how the man gets his views across. host: the fact that he is a celebrity -- caller: why shouldn't he? we say what we want to said. why can he say what he wants to say? host: people talked about his qualifications and talking about this issue. caller: that is how he gets what you want to say across. if you watch his show, which i do, him and jon stewart bring things to the forefront. they do it in a comical way. many people don't get it. we are all going to get a lot of field jaws because republicans are leading us down that path. there is such a gap between poor people and rich people is that we will need those jobs and fighting immigrants for those jobs if large class people don't wake up and vote. wake up and vote. host: new york , our republican line per caller: good morning. celebritiesk that should be in position to make comments all over the place. i believe that we are in thi
on to virginia. republican line. good morning. caller: yes. we have where i live at we have three pen ten sharies here and there's over a thousand inmates there. and the state -- the tax people pay i hear anywhere from $16,000 to $25,000 a year. and that's not right for us to pay that kind of money for -- to how's those inmates. host: how many jobs do you think those three produce for that area? caller: very few. host: whether or not do you say that? caller: because it's a low income county and stuff. the only thing that keeps our county going is the coal mines and stuff. host: ok. did you have more to add? caller: i would just like, like i said, $25,000 that taxpayers pay to keep the inmate in jail. and just like i said, they need to get those inmates out and bring our soldiers back home from afghanistan and train those prisoners over there for two or three weeks and send them over there. host: according to the national public radio, in 2006 the it cost about $68 billion for corrections. the average cost per state inmate was $22,000 or about $62 per day among facilities operated by the federal b
? the probability is no. there are other places, like west virginia and other places, that three weeks ago we never thought was on the radar screen so -- >> a big point everybody around her makes and some republicans who aren't so sure make is, wait a minute, you know, all of the idiots who say she can't win in november are the same idiots who said she couldn't win last night. >> right. >> first, i find it interesting that michael steele is making so much sense and he's now going against the same establishment that never liked him. and so what, now tea partiers are going to rally around steele? so, this is -- what's so intriguing about this whole deal is it sort of reminds me of democrats and alvin greene in south carolina. it's like, where did this person even come from? what is going on here? >> well, you know, they know where she came from because they spent a lot of money trying to defeat her. today, after telling all of us we're not going to give her a dime, suddenly today, right, they gave her $42,000, which is the max they're aloud. i talked to a senior republican strategist who's doing a lo
that senator jim webb of virginia will vote with republicans on this, and that means majority leader harry reid and the democrats need least two republicans to help them repeal don't ask, don't tell. who might those republicans be? oft-mentioned possibilities are olympia snowe, susan collins, scott brown, and dick voinovich. two of those senators are from the same state, the state of maine. so that's why you had this event organized by the service member's legal defense network and the pop star about whom every continues to say, get her as a guest on your show, to which i continue to show, boy, i'd love to. >> i'm here because don't ask, don't tell is wrong. it's unjust and fundamentally, it is against all that we stand for as americans. in any workplace, there are tensions. there's even more possibility to have tension when you're fighting for your life. but i'm more concerned that john mccain and other republican senators are using homophobia as a defense in their argument, as the nexus of this law, openly gay soldiers affect unit cohesion. like, like it's okay to discriminate or discharge ga
. >> the commonwealth of virginia. >> you don't seem like you're into northeastern politics too much. christina, you're from california too. but let me tell you, you've overlooked some basic tribal facts here, her name is o'donnell. first of all a lot of people who live around wilmington named something like that or italian or irish and say she's not some wacky evangelist from way out west somewhere, she's not from colorado springs or something, you know? she's not a family values'-type out there. like someone i grew up with. a lot of appeal to that. >> and campaigns to catholic voters as well. >> the pro-life for conservative catholics as well. >> absolutely. >> i think that you have to look at that when you look at the wilmington 'burbs. here she is thursday, i'm just suggesting a little different than somebody out west in alaska running. >> i agree with that. i agree with that, yeah. >> i would like to get back into that old neighborhood red-neck politics and figure it out. see if that's right or wrong. here's o'donnell thursday, very conservative culturally, very conservative. let's listen. >> b
of the new benefits at a backyard event in falls church, virginia, today. >> number one, paul already mentioned, the issue of lifetime limits. that is not going to be the rule anymore after tomorrow. if you've got a policy, you get sick, the insurance company covers you. number two, pre-existing conditions for children, children who have pre-existing conditions are going to be covered. number three, we're going to make sure that if young people don't have health insurance through their employer that they can stay on their parent's health insurance up to the age of 26. >> now, who the heck could be against all of that? well, there's an outfit called the republican party. now, this country was at war over health care for over a year. and now we're starting to see real-life results. >> i want to thank you, first of all. i have a son with entractable seizures and this bill will make a huge dmifrs our life personally. >> in march of this year i was diagnosed with high-grade stage 2 non-hodgkin's lymphoma. i'm feeling great. if it wasn't from this bill i probably wouldn't be feeling great b
, the former virginia governor, current u.s. senator there and a former entrepreneur. then the republicans. there have been a lot of chatter, if you recall, about six months ago about the idea of former reagan chief of staff ken guberstein friendly with those in the white house. tell me, havana, an intern replacement or will this happen soon? >> it is almost assumed at this point rahm emanuel won't be able to pass up this choice, but senior officials acknowledge that the timing is not good for the white house. so it is a real question. i think a lot of people felt if there's going to be this blowout for republicans in november there would be a shakeup somehow, some way, maybe it comes a little bit earlier than planned. i know we'll be talking about this a lot in the coming days for sure. >> it is something that is moving a lot faster than people realize. >>> we'll move on. in colorado, dozens of homes are now caught in the path of the major wildfire burning out of control near the beautiful boulder foothills. nbc's miguel almaguer is there. how bad does it look this morning? >> reporter: c
with families in virginia to push the same message he tried to drive home during a news conference on friday. >> middle class, middle class families, middle class, middle class families, middle class families, middle class tax relief, middle class tax cut. middle class, middle class families, middle class families climb into the middle class. >> nbc's mike viqueira is live at the wte house. i think i'm pretty clear who the president is targeting here. what do you think? >> john boehner. it you're absolute right. it's the middle class, not uncommon for a president. remember president clinton's bridge to the 21st century? all about the mile class. the president talking time and timegain how he has cut taxes for the middle class. it all comes down to the election. this is the contempt which the president is speaking now. you saw him kick off the campaign season last labor day withthat stemwinder of a speech out in mock taking republicans to task and republicans now threateninthe democratic majorities certainly in the house, if not the senate. you're going to see this heightened rhetoric from no
, pennsylvania, indiana, north dakota, arkansas, wisconsin, connecticut, west virginia, we're competitive in a lot of places. will we win them all? who knows. the delaware primary was interesting. new candidate, fresh face, i think she's got a good chance of winning. >> i mean she definitely wasn't your candidate. i mean basically they -- one would say that the public -- >> you picked out one. i just gave you 12 places where we have a chance of beating democrats. >> what are the qualification qualifications -- do they have? for instance, what is christine o'donnell's qualification for governing? what is sharron angle's actual qualification for governing? >> they won the primary fair and square against real competition and they ee americaed as the nominee. and sharron angle is running no worse than dead even against the majority leader of the senate. i think that's pretty significant. >> you're not afraid there might be a turnoff whether it's -- >> am i afraid of having more republicans in the senate? of course, not. >> that's not the question. are you not afraid that somewhat -- some migh
is there, outside of d.c., sterling, virginia, this morning. a lot of what's in the pledge seems to be classic republican ideas that we've heard for some time now, years, as a meat of fact, anything new in here? >> reporter: well, i think what's new and what's most interesting is the way that house republicans are trying to make the tea parties voters, especially understand that they are trying to listen to them. i think we have some examples of points that i saw were clear indications that they were trying to reach out. little things. for example, weekly votes on spending cuts. a pledge to cut congress's budget. a net hiring freeze of nonsecurity federal employees. and a vote on every regulation costing more than $100 million. those, each of those, is a nod to the idea that many in the base, you know, you hear republicans talking about this rebellion. rebellion is in large part about spending. so these are little things that the house republicans say they will try to do to address that. in addition to that there are some items in here that address the whole idea at that governme
us saying the democrats from parkersburg, west virginia. caller: good morning. i was inspired by president obama's speech yesterday. we were certainly on a downward spiral and after he took over we continued downward. now i think things are showing in little but a promise. we are on the way back up. on that recovery, is it going to be a recovery for the american people or will it be a recovery for the corporations that do business both domestically and internationally? it has got to be for the people to rebuild the middle class. that is where the tax base comes from. host: the president talked about the middle-class system. his speech is available on our website, a derrick from washington, d.c., you say either the third party or you don't know. caller: it is a third party. i am 47 years old and from my lifetime i was a democrat, i was a republican, i will cover -- brought me to my senses. in that neither party. america is in a unique paradigm. right now all of the stimulus packages that are being proposed -- the federal government is broke. this money is being prin
of west virginia, he wants to be a democratic senator, just yesterday, he came out and said tax cuts should be held in place. he joins people like joe lieberman, ben nelson of nebraska, bill nelson of florida, jim webb of virginia, all these are moderate democrats. how do you buck that trend when these people are drib ling out by the day? >> you're exactly right, bill. if the conservative -- the conservative democrats are worried, they understand that what's been driving this conversation for the longest time has been that the white house has not been paying sufficient attention to the economy, that the unemployment numbers remain high, and that most americans are pessimistic about what the future holds, and this is everything from the tax hike to the decifit. but for the moment, what we saw last week was the president going on the offensive and saying where are the ideas, where is the help coming from with republicans and the white house has forced congressman boehner to say he would agree to tax cuts even if it meant the tax cuts for the rich weren't coming through. that as you kno
this plant in winchester, virginia, its last u.s. factory producing plain old incandescent lightbulbs. new energy standards will ought but ban the bulbs. most of which are made overseas. seems the invention that thomoh edison perfected 130 years ago is flickering and fading. >> this is edison's private experimental room at the laboratory. one of the things he was working on a lot in the late 1880s and early 1890s were ways of improving the electric lamp. >> reporter: edison historian paul israel says the great inventor would be torn about the change. >> on the one hand, he would have been disappointed. on the other hand, edison was always somebody kind of looking forward. one of the things he was always very interested in was more efficient ways to generate electricity. so he would have seen that as the future. >> reporter: the incandescent bulb might be edison's most important innovation. notorious for getting by on a few hours' sleep, he wanted to transform the world into a 24-hour culture by lighting up the night. but the old incandescent bulb is inefficient. compact fluorescents use ne
with an impressive track record of predicting such trends. director of the university of virginia politics and joins from us charlottesville. good to see you this morning. let's talk about what you got in your crystal ball. you are talking about essentially a gop takeover of the congress or very, very close to it. in the senate eight to nine gop seats is what larry is predicting in his crystal ball. pickup of 47 seats in the house for republicans, governor's races could swing eight of those seats to the gop side. all in all, pretty impressive election result there if all of that pans out. how did you come to these conclusions. you know, we are hearing that a lot these days. you know, forecasts are coming out. how do you get to those conclusions? >> jim, of course, we studied every race just about every day. this is our job. and we look for lots of different indicators. generic ballot, democrat versus republican. presidential popularity, state of the economy, and the strength of individual candidates, there are so many factors that go into each thing. look, jim, you have been around a long time. you
in virginia closing three years after the fed starts moving to phase out light bulbs, ordering government buildings to use fluorescent bulbs to save energy. my next guest thinks that the plan backfired and people are going to lose their jobs from this factory. it's congressman joe barton. this caught our eye. it encapsulate as number of issues out there right now. why are you fighting to save the indan des -- incandescent light bulb? >> they're cheaper, environmentally correct and we think consumers ought to make the correct choice, especially middle and low income americans, they can't afford four, $5 light bulbs when you can get the old fashioned light bulb for 40, 50 cents a pop. martha: but part of the action is to say that the government won't purchase incandescent light bulbs nip. it doesn't mean the rest of us can't. >> it also says it can't be sold as retail in the united states. martha: they can't be sold anywhere after -- when is this going to go into effect? >> 2014. so we want to repeal it. this is indicative of the overreach that the obama administration, mrs. pelosi and majo
for politics at the university of virginia and joins me, good to have you here. i want to play for folks who tuned in with the interview with christine o'donnell, and i wanted your thoughts on that race. >> my opponent has a liberal record that does not resonate with the people and had to resort to dirty true u-tricks and mud slinging but i'm confidents, the polls reflect the voters are seeing right through it. martha: what are the polls telling you about the race. >> it is very, very close, and the republicans face a conundrum in delaware, tomorrow night. essentially, their choice is this: they can pick christine o'donnell with whom i think they agree on more issues, she's clearly more conservative, than the other candidate, congressman mike castle, who is a moderate to liberal republican, and the problem is, delaware is a democratic state. and, every poll i have seen, public and private, suggests that mike castle will win the seat in november, defeating democrat chris kuhns, and christine o'donnell will probably lose the seat in november and it is a conundrum, do you go with the candidate
with middle-class voters in fairfax, virginia. >> i'm a massage therapist. >> i've got a crick in my neck right here. >> i bet you do. >> reporter: and there he continued to push the idea that republicans have a stranglehold on a middle-class tax cut and are holding it hostage until it's extended to wealthier americans as well. >> because wages and incomes had flatlined for middle-class families, they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that were instituted in 2001, 2003. >> reporter: over the weekend house republican leader john boehner essentially gave in, saying he'd go along with continuing those bush tax cuts for middle-class voters even if the cuts for higher wage earners are allowed to expire. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> reporter: but leader boehner realized he was out on a limb all by himself. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said senate republicans are united against any tax increase. >> only in washington could someone propose a tax hike as an antidote to a recession. and this is no small
. >> and president obama held a discussion in the home of falls church, virginia, but he strayed off topic to talk to the crowd about a question he often faces about how he manages stress. >> people ask me, sort of how do i stay calm in my job. the reason i stay calm in my job is that every night at 6:30 no matter how busy i am, i go upstairs and i have a short commute, and i go upstairs and i have dinner with my wife and my daughters. and as long as they are doing good, as long as they are healthy and happy and running around and telling me stories about the crazy things that happened at school today, then there is a certain baseline that just gives you that sense, well, i can take anything, right? now, the flipside is when malia or sasha get a sniffle or an ear infection or a scrape or a bruise, i'm over there just miserable. >> dinner with the family helps anyone out, i would say, with stress. speaking of dinner, wolf, any dinner plans with mr. trump this evening for you? >> no dinner plans. i am getting on the plane to fly back on the shuttle. i will be back -- >> we miss you. >> i think that
candidate lost. and he went to the virginia and his candidate lost. >> massachusetts. >> and went to massachusetts and his candidate lost. now he's coming to connecticut. why? because the latest poll out this morning had linda mcmahon, the republican, only down by 6 points. so even in just the last day or so, she is increasing her lead or lack thereof but it's getting closer. the president is putting himself on the line again. >> she was getting crushed and she's coming back and she's got money and real life business experience. more and more the story of this election is about business and coming back. by the way, it's two fund-raisers, one for the party and the other directly for blumenthal over in connecticut. it's not going to be public. not going to take q and a. here is mrs. mcmahon. >> i believe that richard blumenthal said he misstated his service. >> so many times? you believe that? >> i don't. i think it was a pattern of deception. he said is over and over again. >> columnists say he simply flat out lied. can't find it within himself to tell the truth. >> also now portra
. the old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs like this little one, they're closing a big plant in virginia, 200 jobs, $30 an hour jobs. they're going to china. 2007, the democrat congress says we've got to save energy and save the planet. global warming is coming. so we've got to get rid of those old incandescent light bulbs and go to the next compact fluorescent lights, etc., etc., they are made in china. now you're seeing the results of it. >> those crazy little pigtail lights, the cfl's they want you to buy at home depot and stuff like that. we've heard such a big push from the manufacturers. you got to use these because they're good for the environment. what's ironic, stuart, is the fact that u.s. scientists invented the cfl light and now what we've done is we've exported all the jobs to china! >> yes, these 200 jobs go straight to china. now, the president -- >> used to be a lot more. remember back in the days when the united states of america used to make stuff! now we don't make anything. >> right. manufacturing jobs down 40% since 1979. jobs like this one. now, the president is go
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